National Gardening Week at Hever Castle 2016

National Gardening Week
April 10 2016 | Garden What's on


National Gardening Week is fast approaching and to celebrate, we’re running a number of extra activities to get your green fingers in gear. National Gardening Week, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), runs from 11 – 17 April 2016, this year’s theme will explore the ways in which gardens and gardening can enhance well-being.

Immerse yourself in the Hever gardens with:

Meet our gardeners, learn about the different gardens and plants at Hever and why getting fit and taking time out in the garden is good for your well-being.

Start something beautiful in your garden this spring. We’ll be giving out seeds to plant during free sessions with our gardening team. Bringing colour to your garden should tempt you to step outside a little more – the fresh air and fragrant blooms will do a world of good for your mental well-being. From mowing to raking – maintaining your garden will do a surprising amount of benefit for your fitness too.

Hever Castle has long supported Perennial, which has been helping horticulturists in need for 175 years. The charity provides free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people of all ages working in, or retired from, horticulture. This help extends to spouses, partners and children.

spot the stunning spring colours

National Gardening Week

Make the most out of your visit to Hever and seek out the spring colour:

Along with swathes of thousands of daffodils, there’s plenty of spring colour to be inspired by.

For the more energetic take a bracing walk round the Lake.